Keeping Canberrans employed

Infrastructure projects across the city are being fast-tracked to keep the economy moving and providing increased opportunities for those who may have work disrupted in other industries.

Fast-tracked projects

The ACT Government is fast-tracking additional infrastructure projects to keep Canberra working through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Find out more about these projects on the ACT Government website.

Supporting Canberra's street trees and amenity

The government has redeployed existing government contractors impacted by event cancellations to remove dead trees, plant trees and maintain surrounding areas.

Jobs for Canberrans Fund

The ACT Public Service has employed additional workers on short-term contracts through the Jobs for Canberrans Fund to undertake specific tasks.

Find out more on the Jobs for Canberrans page.

Job Trainer

The ACT Government is offering free vocational education and training opportunities to school leavers, young people and job seekers, supporting them to enter the workforce by learning new skills in job sectors that are growing.

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Access to Portable Long Service Leave

Legislation is being amended to provide access to Long Service Leave for workers that suffer a loss of income. Under the legislation, the Minister can permit early access to leave payments accrued by workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

ACT Public Service


ACT Public Service staff contracts will automatically be extended to provide job security during this difficult time.

Workers are being contacted directly through appropriate management channels.

Graduates and cadets

ACT Public Service Graduate and Cadet Program will be extended to provide more positions over the next two years. Around 120 graduates, cadets and apprentices will be employed during this period.

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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

Last Updated: September 09 2020